I'm sorry , another Bootcamp Windows & question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Hibernia, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Hibernia macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Hi all
    Situation :- Got my first Imac , 2011 21" entry level one. Am intending putting Windows 7 on Bootcamp and from the printed instructions i have i think i'll manage this ok.

    I was going to buy the cheapest OEM version of Windows 7 Home but have decided i also have a laptop running Vista which could maybe benefit from the Windows 7 upgrade as well so figure the disc i'm after is the Family one which allows Windows to go onto 3 computers in the home?

    When i'm looking online all i can find for the Family pack are upgrades from Vista to Windows 7 not a full install which i take it i need for Bootcamp? or will this work just as well?

    If the Windows 7 upgade from Vista to Windows 7 will work in Bootcamp then i'm all set but if i need the full installation setup disc package then i'm struggling to find what i need online.

    Any advice as usual much appreciated.
  2. balamw Moderator


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    Aug 16, 2005
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    You CAN install clean from upgrade media. Look for the guide on Winsupersite I have linked to many times.

    It's up to you to know your licenses are valid.

  3. Hibernia thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2011
    TY for that , i'll check out that guide. If i buy the Family pack from Amazon i'll know the license will be good , i wasn't planing on getting it from someone down the pub :)

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